About Me

I’m Aoife Earls and I’m a natur­o­path­ic doc­tor prac­ti­cing in Oakville, Ontario, with addi­tion­al licens­ing in phar­ma­ceut­ic­al pre­scrip­tions with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. My under­gradu­ate train­ing is in psy­cho­logy and bio­logy. I con­tin­ued onto a Masters of Science, explor­ing the brain, immune sys­tem, and hor­mones in exper­i­ment­al mod­els of lupus in a dis­cip­line known as PNI (psy­cho­neuroim­mun­o­logy). Phew!

What led me to natur­o­path­ic medi­cine was actu­ally a form of eczema caused by celi­ac dis­ease. I was look­ing for answers, and star­ted explor­ing altern­at­ive forms of health care to treat myself. The rest is his­tory.

Currently, I split my time between clin­ic­al prac­tice and teach­ing. I am recently teach­ing psy­cho­logy, as it’s import­ant to me to share how the brain (emo­tions, thoughts) and body are linked in heal­ing.

In my spare time, I am nor­mally jump­ing on a tram­po­line with my fam­ily, hik­ing, strength train­ing, or read­ing.

Education

Bachelor of Science

McMaster University, Hamilton ON, 2002

Masters of Science

In Behavioural Neuroscience, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, 2004

Diploma of Naturopathy

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Toronto, ON, 2008

Certificate in Pharmaceutical Prescribing

College of Naturopaths of Ontario, 2015

Applied Mindfulness Methods

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, In Progress

What’s it like to work with me?

How do I work?

Seeing me, I’ve been told, is like see­ing a ther­ap­ist and a doc­tor all rolled into one.

With my back­ground in PNI (see above), I’m very good at know­ing when it’s a body issue we’re treat­ing, an emo­tion­al issue, a nervous sys­tem issue, or all three things at the same time.

It means I am very good at treat­ing the true root causes of your issues, but that means it can take time (there are no quick fixes in my office), but I’m hon­est, kind and a good listen­er. If you need to see anoth­er per­son to help you be well (your fam­ily doc­tor, an osteo­path­ic doc­tor, a chiro­pract­or, nutritionist…etc) I will always refer because your best self is in my best interest. It is a per­son­al con­nec­tion I make with my patients, and treat­ing you as an indi­vidu­al is import­ant to me.

What health conditions do I support?

I treat many med­ic­al con­di­tions, but here are some of the most com­mon that I treat in my prac­tice:

  • Irritable bowel syn­drome
  • Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis
  • SIBO
  • Constipation
  • Food intol­er­ances
  • PMS
  • men­o­pause (hot flashes, irreg­u­lar bleed­ing, chron­ic blad­der infec­tions)
  • Exhaustion and Fatigue
  • Estrogen/​Progesterone/​Testosterone irreg­u­lar­it­ies
  • Headaches
  • Joint Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Celiac dis­ease
  • Rheumatoid arth­rit­is
  • Psoriasis
  • Sjogren’s
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Fungal infec­tions
  • Allergies
  • Mold infec­tions 
  • Chronic infec­tions (Mono, PANDAS)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • ADHD
  • OCD 
  • PMDD
  • Post-partum depres­sion